Wednesday, November 4, 2009

the days really do fly by...

The older I get, the faster I think times goes. At least thats how it feels for me. Apparently this concept isn't new for everyone else...
So today I have a job interview and then I am dropping my resume off at two resturants then heading into the city for dinner and drinks with a good friend. I think I am going to head to the gym for a workout (although I am pleasantly sore from yesterdays endevors doing a Body Pump like class.....good lord...). The instructor reminded me of an 80s version of that guy who wore shorts shorts (his name escapes me at the moment). I feel alot better when I am eating healthy and treating my body well, although, I will be the first to admit it isn`t easy. Whenever I get really busy and stressed out diet and exercise is the first to go. I am going to change that habit though (just saying that reminded me of a quote `trying is having the intension to fail`...which is why I now say I am going to do it ;))

This morning I was reading an artical in the Toronto star and it was talking about this screenwriter (guy who did Napolean Dynamite) and he commented on Facebook and the internet, saying that he didn`t have a facebook account and checks his email twice weekly because he feels like email eats up his time. I think this is so true. I could accomplish alot more if there wasn`t constant updates on peoples photos and lives (but of course its my choice to go there in the first place!!) I definetly want to limit the time I spend `crawling`the web although I can`t imagine not having it at all. It is a great connector for me with all the people I went to school with in New York. However, there is a difference when it comes to using it effectively and then just plain sitting and doing know what I mean.

I made an outline yesterday for my goals for the coming months and I am very excited to begin my plan of attack. I want to write my short film which I have been mulling over in my head for far to long, which will be shot this summer in vancouver (hopefully).
Someone said to me recently `acting is the best job when your working and the worst when your not` but I think the true challenge is being an entrepreneur and making your own work. My teacher said to me two years ago `no one needs you in this business, so find room and be important.`

If you feel like you have been letting something get so overwhelming in your mind, instead of looking at it in all of its greatness, look at it one step at a time and it will become more and more manageable.

Monday, November 2, 2009

There is always a first...

Hey there!

So this is my blog. I am twenty three, just moved back to Canada after living in New York for three years. It was insane (people always ask ' was that?!') but in a good way. I attended an acting conservatory for three years and then spent a year working in the performing arts doing several theater shows and independent films...all while living in a shoebox but enjoying life with great people...whom I miss.

I decided to start my own blog because I love reading them so much. I never really thought the internet could be so intimate but it is. Its like a giant huge loving outlet. I realized....quite quickly....I have a lot of good stories and things that happen to me on a daily basis that people can relate to and well...not going to lie...find humor in...yep....its true. Even if your not an actor you will find this blog to be a reliever. You might, dare I say, think to yourself 'My god...this girl makes my 9-5 job seem like a dream.'

So. I declared November get your ass back in gear month. I've kinda slid down the latter on that one. Hello halloween candy. Hello...wait...damn these jeans don't fit. Okay. So healthy month with lots of healthy eating and exercise. But ALACK!!!! what about my acting, how may I approach this demon of a blessing....why.... by dedicating time to voice work, writing and submitting for as many projects as I can get my hands on. Oh ya, and staying connected to the city while I live in buck* got it...Brooklin. You've never heard of it probably because you never needed to.

So I challenge you to do the same and figure out where you need to devote some time and energy and hop on it!!!

What have you got to switch up in order to be your best self this month?